5 DeX Connectivity
Introduced in 2017, Samsung DeX (short for Desktop eXperience) is the company’s proprietary hardware/software platform which allows Galaxy S8, Note 8, and S9 devices to be seamlessly docked and connected with a PC, offering users a unique ‘desktop quality’ smartphone experience enhanced for the bigger screen.
While it’s certainly not without its various quirks and caveats, Samsung upgraded DeX slightly for the Galaxy S9 and S9+, with a new trackpad feature that allows users to navigate their big screen using the device’s sAMOLED display as a touch-capacitive mouse.
The underlying DeX UI also received some notable freshening up this year.. And although we can see this feature coming in handy for those who want to expand their available space, nothing even remotely like it, unfortunately, is available for iPhone users yet.. Though we’ve heard rumors that Apple might be working on an eerily similar ‘Dockable iPhone’ concept.